OpenGeoSolutions Research and Development

R&D is a large part of our history and our future. Prior to OpenGeoSolutions we were the USP (Unix Seismic Processing) team at Amoco and then BP, and involved in the creation of many innovative technologies.

For competitive reasons not everything that we are working on will make it to this page.

What we are working on now

Deep Learning - The same technology that enables self driving cars, language translations and image classification has interesting possibilities for application in geology and geophysics. This has been a major ongoing effort at OGS. Stay tuned.

Wavelet Domain Processing - in theory several of our window dependent proprietary processing tools and a number of those extant in the industry should operate more effectively in the wavelet domain.

Volumetric Spectral Discontinuity - extending Spectral Discontinuitytm to look for horizontal stratigraphic boundaries (bed edges) and faults.

Spectral Navigator - Sketching and ad hoc annotation on images, opacity, image cropping and brightening now all in production. Seamless navigation of datasets up to 25MM bins now proven.

What we have created (the highlights)

Avotrimtm - Flattening events which undergo a phase change across offsets or angles is problematic for traditional techniques such as peak semblance picking. We have developed a method which minimizes such phase effects and allows time varying trimming of reflection energy for further downstream analysis such as AVO/AVA.

Simple Elastic Inversiontm - a new class of seismic inversion

waveletQtm - an industry first wavelet based approach to Q estimation

Colored Inversion / Blueing - time variant without the need for well control

Spectral Discontinuitytm - superior definition of faulting and stratigraphic edges

Curvature - No more "corduroy" - multi-scale Curvature from regional to local scales. Stratigraphic and Structural curvatures

Dip Azimuth / Dip Magnitude - multi-scale Dip estimation for sorting out complex stratigraphy

Spectral Navigatortm Visualization - an interpretive companion with intuitive visual Navigation through t/d, x, y, frequency, offset, 4d, +

OGS LogView - well log processing and visualization toolkit.

OpenSEIStm - our internal processing software. Based on FreeUSP, plus 8 years of OpenGeoSolutions bug-fixes, enhancements, and proprietary software development.

Batch Image Processing (BIP) - the foundation technology that enables Navigators with millions of images. Now in production.